I have stats tracking set up for this blog. I find it super-useful. For one thing, it reassures me that there are actually people reading the thing. :) It's especially fun seeing the numbers spike when I get published in Knitty or something. It's also extremely neat to see how people get here - I can see whether someone came from one of my patterns on some other site; or a link on someone else's blog; or a discussion forum; or someone's blogroll; or somewhere else entirely. If they found me via a search engine, I can see what keywords they used to find me. For instance, I never would have thought to write a tutorial on how to rib in double knitting if the stats hadn't told me that a lot of people were finding me via Google searches for things like "double knitting rib" or "how to knit double knit rib".
Anyway, a few days ago, I was doing some skimming over the stats tracking, and discovered that someone had found me by searching for:
big honkin gazongas
I'm not even a little bit kidding.
Moreover, I am apparently the number three search result on Google when you type in those keywords.
I found that rather stunning. Especially when you consider the fact that I actually have the opposite of big honking gazongas...unless I've recently had a baby. Then things look more like this. (Hence the appearance of my blog for that search.)
However, I just gotta wonder...if I was surprised to be found with that kind of search criteria, how surprised do you think the person was doing the actual searching?